We kicked off our week reflecting on a job well done during our work experience opportunity at Meridian State College celebration of dance: ‘Dance Infusion’. A special mention was given to the class on how adaptable we were on the day as the looks changed. We also received an email thank you from the performance co-ordinator!
No rest for the wicked as we jumped straight into our written exam on ‘Skin, Skin diseases and disorders’ module. This was quite a heavy module as it got very detailed and felt like I was doing high school biology however the upside is I can actually apply what I learnt to something useful in the real world, ie my career!
This week we moved onto Fantasy/Creative 60’s inspired make up…our inspiration came from images of Twiggy (Swinging Sixties English Model, Actress, and Singer Lesley Lawson) and after watching a demonstration of using grease paints we then went to work on our fellow classmates to create and chart up our looks with photos.
Another look we studied this week was Kabuki make-up. Kabuki is a style of traditional Japanese theatre that includes music, dance, and drama. A major part of the Kabuki performance is the dramatic makeup worn by the actors. This makeup is applied heavily to create a brightly painted mask that uses colours to symbolise age, gender, and class of each character, as well as their moods and personalities. After a demonstration we worked on each other and charted up our looks with photos.
Our final look for the week was Egyptian – it’s all about the eyes and contouring cheek bones. Egyptian eye makeup can vary in the way the eyeliner winged tails are created. While some are pointed, others are flat tapered, they are all dramatic and striking, elongated towards the temples along with the eyebrows. We got to see a demonstration and then we worked on each other and charted up our looks with photos.
To get an idea of a modern recreated Egyptian look click here to see Katy Perry’s video clip Dark Horse.
Quite a busy week!